Just a couple of administrative notes… because all is going well, I think. We’ve got a base of 169 signups, and nearly 60 of them active users. We’re seeing a couple of new topics each day, plenty of topic replies, and an average of one new signup too. And with over 20 likes a day, we’re evidently appreciating each others’ contributions.
I noticed quite a few accounts from the original wave of signups (more than a month ago) had never visited. In those days we had no outgoing email so I was activating accounts by hand. That worked, for a lot of people, but those silent accounts might need perking up - so I’ve resent their validation email, for about half of them, and I notice a good half-dozen people have now visited for the first time. Welcome!
The forum has now sent over a thousand emails, with only a handful of bounces. Better than 99% delivered, which seems pretty good to me. Please, if you don’t want the summary email, unsubscribe - don’t mark it as spam! And conversely, if you know anyone who might enjoy this space we have, please spread the word.
Quite a few people have mentioned some very compelling things in their Introduce Yourself posts - please do followup with a thread, if you have the time and energy. You may well bring out some great responses. Posts with photos of your setup, or any unusual system you own, will always be appreciated.